Margaret and Her Friends

Margaret and Her Friends

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... a better home, And lead to victory o'er the grave." Soon after this, Miss Harvey came to see Margaret respecting the situation she had spoken to her about. It was in the house of a dressmaker, who had a large business, and had worked for Miss Harvey for many years. Mrs. Newton kept a number of young women constantly employed, and spent the chief part of her time with them in the work-room. She had a nurse to look after her children, but had, for some time, been looking out for a young girl to assist, as there was really more than one pair of hands could possibly manage. Knowing that Miss Harvey had a class of girls at the Sunday-school, Mrs. Newton mentioned to her what she was in want of, and Miss Harvey immediately thought of Margaret. The place was not a hard one. Margaret's principal duty would be the charge of a fine little boy about eighteen months old, the next child to the baby. He was not yet able to walk much, and required some one constantly to be with him, and to guide his little perambulator when he went out. Margaret was very fond of children, and was pleased at the prospect before her. She went to see Mrs. Newton, and arranged to go to her place in a week's time. Her future mistress seemed a kind-hearted woman, though a little hasty in her manner. She promised Margaret to allow her still to attend her class at the Sunday-school, which was a delightful surprise to her, as she had not expected to be able to do so. "You are very young, Margaret," said Mrs. Newton, "younger in fact than I had thought of taking a girl, and you are small of your age, as well; but Miss Harvey speaks so well of you that I have no objection to give you a trial. A girl who has had such a teacher as Miss Harvey, and a good mother...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904796
  • 9781236904799